Josephine Kulea



Josephine is the Founder and President of Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF). She is a courageous activist addressing harmful cultural practices facing children in the pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya. She rescues girls from female genital mutilation, child marriages and beading and takes all the rescued girls to boarding schools for education and safeguarding. Her tremendous work has been rewarded with numerous awards, and it has been recognized widely, including by President Obama.

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“Both genders bear the brunt of conflict. When men are out fighting, the women are taking care of the family. When the men are out fighting and they get injured, it’s the women who will take of them. When the men go fight and die in war, the women are left with the burden of the families. Women have a role in the peace process.”

Josephine Kulea